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Kumily
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Kumily
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Kumily
Kumily (India)
Coordinates: 9°37′0″N77°9′0″E / 9.61667°N 77.15000°E / 9.61667; 77.15000 Coordinates: 9°37′0″N77°9′0″E / 9.61667°N 77.15000°E / 9.61667; 77.15000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Taluk Peerumedu
Named for Thekkady tourist spot
Government
  Type Panchayati raj (India)
  BodyKumily Grama Panchayat
Area
  Total203.31 km2 (78.50 sq mi)
Elevation
880 m (2,890 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total30,276
  Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English [1]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685509
Area code 04869
Nearest City Kottayam, Kochi
Assembly constituency Peerumedu
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki

Kumily also spelt as Kumaly is a revenue village and Gram Panchayat in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Kumily is a gateway town into Kerala from Tamil Nadu. [2]

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History

The present-day Kumily has roots in the British colonial period. The area was once owned by the Thekkumkoor rajas in central Travancore and later when Marthanda Varma conducted his campaigns in central Travancore, regions including Kumily came under the kingdom of Travancore. Till the end of the 19th century, the area was given under control of Poonjar kings. But the drastic and significant changes occurred in the region by the advent of British powers. They obtained these regions from the local rulers and transformed the forestlands into cultivatable one. Large-scale production of cash crops like cardamom, pepper, coffee, cinnamon etc. started in the hilly terrains. Many people from in and outside Kerala were brought to work in these plantations. [3]

Demographics

As of 2011 Census, Kumily village had population of 30,276 where 15,162 are males and 15,114 are females. Kumily village spreads over an area of 203.31 km2 (78.50 sq mi) with 7,404 families residing in it. The average sex ratio was 997 lower than the state average of 1084. In Kumily, 10.3% of the population was under 6 years of age. Kumily had an average literacy of 90.5% lower than the state average of 94%; male literacy was 93.6% and female literacy was .87.4%. [4]

Transportation

Two national highways pass through Kumily town.


The nearest railway station is at Kottayam of 107 km distance. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport to Kumily of about 140 km distance.

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